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Election Commission asks Finance Ministry to stop using indelible ink at banks

Demonetisation Day 10: Election Commission asks Finance Ministry to stop using indelible ink at banks

The Election Commission has asked Finance Ministry to stop using indelible ink as several states are set to go to polls.

IndiaToday.in | Posted by Ruchi Dua
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    Stop using indelible ink as several states are set to go to polls, EC tells Finance Ministry.
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    Ink was being used to prevent people from making multiple cash withdrawals from banks.

The Election Commission today wrote to the Finance Ministry asking it not to use indelible ink to prevent people from making multiple cash withdrawals from banks.

The poll panel raised the concern as several states are set to go to polls. Indelible ink is primarily used to mark citizens who have already voted.

Here are the latest developments:

  1. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today decided to hear a plea filed by a Delhi-based lawyer seeking the court’s intervention in hearing the demonetisation matter on November 25.
  2. A number of petitions have been filed in the apex court, challenging the government’s order to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes to check black money.
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his senior ministers in his chamber in Parliament.Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar attended the meeting.
  4. There was pandemonium in Rajya Sabha for a third straight today over the demonetisation issue, with the Opposition demanding Modi’s reply in the House.
  5. Despite Congress MP Ghulam Nabi Azad’s controversial remarks on Uri martyrs being expunged in Rajya Sabha, the BJP said it will raise the issue in Rajya Sabha today.
  6. Azad on Thursday said more Indians have died following the November 8 note ban order than in the terror attack on an Indian Army camp in Uri in September this year.
  7. The Congress said there is nothing wrong in Azad’s remarks and there is no question of any apology by Azad, who is the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha.
  8. The government today allowed dispensing cash of up to Rs 2000 through debit or credit cards at select petrol pumps across India.
  9. The drive to purge black money from the economy has, at a stroke, wiped out 86 per cent of the money in circulation.
  10. Delays in printing new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes mean that money could be tight for weeks to come, resulting in more chaos in the streets.

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Comment (1)

  1. K SHESHU BABU

    The EC concern in using indelible ink for multiple withdrawal should be taken into account as it is concerned with elections in some states next year. Alternative measures should be explored in checking multiple withdrawal or exchange of cash

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